"The Grand Mesa"

Canyonlands National Park


  • Title of work:
    The Grand Mesa
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  • Date taken:
  • Camera:
    Zone Vi 4x5 View Camera
  • Lens:
    360 mm Rodenstock Sironar-N
  • Aperture:
  • Shutter Speed:
    6 seconds
  • ISO:
  • Filters:
    Graduated Neutral Density 0.6
  • Film:
    Fujifilm Velvia 100

  • Story behind the image:

    Prior to acquiring a panormaic back, if I was intersted in a panoramic style image it required taking a series of shots on multiple pieces of 4x5 sheet film. This requires quite a few technicalities to get the image just right. For this image, I was perched on the mesa with a shear drop-off to the canyon floor. I waited for sunset and exposed 6 pieces of 4x5 sheet film for an incredibly detailed image.

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